Bachelor of Science - Athletic Training

fitness instructor

The CAATE accredited athletic training education program prepares the student for the Athletic Training Board of Certification examination. The sequencing of athletic training courses will take three and one half years to complete and should be started as a second semester freshman, with Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (AT101), First Responder Training (SMS 175), and Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 200). In addition to required courses as indicated on the athletic training flowsheet, this program requires the completion of 850 hours of on-site clinical experiences.

This program has limited enrollment, and specific requirements for admission and retention. Please see our Admission and Retention Policy for details.

Additional requirements: Athletic training students must be prepared to provide their own transportation to clinical settings. In addition, students will be required to purchase professional liability insurance (approximate cost $22), 2-3 Athletic Training Program Polos ($20-25/each), and a name tag ($9.00). Students are responsible for annual renewal costs associated with continuous Emergency Cardiac Care certification throughout the professional phase of the program. Students must obtain a TB test, hepatitis B immunization and physical exam.

For complete details concerning curriculum policies and requirements, see the Athletic Training Handbook available in the SMS department.

The Salem State University Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006
Round Rock, TX 78664
Phone: 512.733.9700

BOC Pass Rate Data  2013-2014  2014-2015 2015-2016  3-year aggregate 
Number of students graduating from program 10 7 7 24
Number of students graduating from program who took examination 9 7 6 22
Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 7 6 20
Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt 78 100 100 90
Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts 9 7 6 22
Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts 100 100 100 100

Athletic Training 4-Year Academic Plan [PDF]